Not wishing to break my ‘not talking politics’ rule but if a migrant makes his way across several war zones then half of Europe to Calais under his own steam. Then outwits the guards (and the 100s of others trying the same thing) scales the fence that costs millions, then walks almost the entire width of the English channel avoiding high-speed trains as he goes. When collared within sight of the finishing line rather than be deported he should be offered citizenship immediately for displaying just the sort of determination, guile, ambition and initiative that appears so lacking in a whole swathe of our home-grown finest. That granted you’d be pretty sure to never see him on Channel 5 Documentary prefixed ‘Benefits’ bemoaning his lot.
(c) Simon Nott 18/08/15